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Birmingham Canal Museum Do we need one can we get one? Have a look and complete the survey to give your views. If you are organizing a UK canal or river event that you would like added to this list please let me know.

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Rowington Lock No 28 Barrel roof cottage
For more information see Stratford upon Avon Canal.

The Boat Listing is now hosted by CanalPlanAC. Please update your Favourites/Bookmarks to http://canalplan.org.uk/boats/

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If you are a newcomer to the subject, or this web site, you may want to start with my Introduction pages. These give an introduction to this website, the UK Waterways System, its history and to inland boating on canals or rivers.

Escape from Microsoft - my experiences with Linux.

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Books, videos, DVDs and links to other canal shopping sites.

For non-waterway travel photographs see www.jim-shead.net

I am also webmaster for the following waterways sites Railway & Canal Historical Society
The Association of Nene River Clubs
House of York

All about the Inland Waterways Association (IWA) click here

Quote of the day No 173

Saturday 2 August 2014

As we slowly cruised past Syston, an elderly man walking with his dog along the towpath suddenly waved his arms, pointed to the front of the boat and shouted something at me. If you have ever stood at the back of a 65 foot narrow boat, with the engine rumbling beneath your feet, youll know that its impossible to hear anyone from the towpath.

The pointing and shouting continued and I yelled to Owen who was down below to go forward and see what was the matter. I reversed the engine to slow down, because the old gent was so agitated, apprehensive that something was wrong up forward. As we slowed and drifted to the side. Owen leaned over and started talking to the old man. They both laughed and then waved to each other. Owen turned and gave me the signal to carry on. By now, the nose of the boat was well and truly into the bank and the stern was coming alongside as well. I had to pole off the back before getting under way. Owen emerged grinning. Thats the first of them, he said. Hes a jazz fan and wanted to know if wed called the boat after his favourite trumpet player, Bix Beiderbecke. Not for the first time in my life, I found myself cursing a jazz fan ... why on earth did he have to behave so ridiculously? I then realised what a surprise it must have been to him; after all we jazz followers are still in a minority.

Iris Bryce - Canals Are My Home

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